Do you recon that pessimists would be immune to the placebo effect?

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Goaty McSheepson Profile

Mmm... Possibly not, considering that it seems to be effective for things like depression.

I know that they're not really the same thing, but they can be related, so [something...]

Thomas Down Profile
Thomas Down answered

Pessimists need a nudge in the right direction to believe that the treatment is going to work. Tamper the success rate of the treatment if you have to, just to make them believe that there is a slight possibility that the treatment might work. 

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